The Nature of Goods and the Goods of Nature:Why anti-globalisation is not the answer, by Prof. Estefania Santacreu-Vasut and Tom Gamble, published by Imprint Academic
‘This is a little gem of a book explaining simple economic concepts that have big implications on important topical issues like social networks, economic convergence, innovation, environment, trade, globalization and immigration. The explanations sparkle with sweet little stories particularly of a professor and her acute student, and the ease of exposition made with infectious enthusiasm and very useful examples. I expect the book to attract a large non-specialist readership.’
Professor Pranab Bardhan
Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Du Paléolithique au Néolithique final: Les vestiges préhistoriques du plateau d'Omerville-Ambleville (Val d'Oise), by Tom Gamble, with the participation of Lucas Binard, Published in French by Les Editions CRAVF.
Two years of archaeological research and field prospection with fellow all-weather (-8°C to +35°C!) amateur archaeologist and adventurer Lucas Binard that maps the prehistoric human activity and presence on this beautiful Vexin plateau to the west of Paris. From the Paleolithic to Mesolithic and Neolithic periods – circa minus 200,000 to circa 2,500 BCE based on nearly 4,000 flint tools collected – this report demonstrates the successive passage of older hunter-gatherer populations and inhabitancy of later Neolithic populations on the plateau and its surroundings, with several sites showing a continued frequentation over several millennia. Profound thanks to fellow amateur and professional archaeologists Jean-Gabriel Pariat, Anne Kucab, Stephane Regnard and Roger Martinez of the Centre de Recherches Archéologique du Vexin Français (CRAVF), for their inventory analyses and editorial and publishing expertise.
Tom Gamble was born in Essex, England, and now lives and works near Paris, France. From an early career in teaching, he has been an instructional designer, editor, management consultant and university lecturer. He is currently International Projects Manager at ESSEC Business School and Associate Director of the Council on Business & Society.
Tom's publications cover several genres. From the latest hybrid of fiction-educational in The Nature of Goods, to pure fiction in Amazir and The Kingdom of Emptiness, free poetry in 36 Exposures, white papers, archaeological research reports, vulgarised CSR research in over 250 published articles and the writing and editing of the quarterly magazine Global Voice.
The Nature of Goods and the Goods of Nature ‘is a little gem of a book explaining simple economic concepts that have big implications on important topical issues like social networks, economic convergence, innovation, environment, trade, globalization and immigration. The explanations sparkle with sweet little stories. I expect the book to attract a large non-specialist readership.’
Prof. Pranab Bardhan, Dept of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
'Amazir is a beautifully evocative novel, full of the colours, smells, and atmosphere of Morocco. Tom Gamble has written a brilliant first novel – the first of many, one hopes.'
Historical Novels Review
36 Exposures: 'Gamble's poetry is humorous, philosophical and honest. I would compare Gamble to Larkin due to their use of gritty realism, intelligent vocabulary, and eloquent turn of phrase, used to subdue, and then shock the reader. This is accomplished work.'
Paul Raine, Editor